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  • 1940s

  • 1960s

  • 1980s

  • 1990s

    • 1990: During a two-year period in which Beckham played for Brimsdown Rovers' youth team, he was named Under-15 Player of the Year in 1990. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • 1990s: Beckham was part of a group of young talents Ferguson brought in to United in the 1990s ("Fergie's Fledglings"), which included Nicky Butt and Gary and Phil Neville. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • July 8, 1991: He also attended Bradenton Preparatory Academy, but signed schoolboy forms at Manchester United on his fourteenth birthday, and subsequently signed a Youth Training Scheme contract on 8 July 1991. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • May, 1992: Beckham was part of a group of young players at the club who guided the club to win the FA Youth Cup in May 1992, with Beckham scoring in the second leg[34] of the final against Crystal Palace. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • 1992: Beckham's career began when he signed a professional contract with Manchester United, making his first-team debut in 1992 aged 17. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • September 23, 1992: David Beckham, 17-year-old midfielder, comes on as a substitute for Manchester United as they draw 1-1 at Brighton in the Football League Cup second round first leg. - 1992–93 in English football, Wikipedia.
    • 1994: He then went to Preston North End on loan for part of the 1994–95 season to get some first team experience. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • 1994: United reached the final of the Youth Cup again the following year, with Beckham playing in their defeat by Leeds United, and he won another medal in 1994 when the club's reserve team won their league, although he didn't play in any first team games that season. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • December 7, 1994: Beckham made his UEFA Champions League debut, scoring a goal in a 4–0 victory at home to Galatasaray in the final game of the group stage. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • April 2, 1995: Beckham returned to Manchester and finally made his Premier League debut for Manchester United on 2 April 1995, in a goal-less draw against Leeds United. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • 1996: The goal marked the second time in Beckham's career that he had scored from his own half, the other being a 1996 goal from the halfway line against Wimbledon at Selhurst Park. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • 1996: At the beginning of the 1996–97 season David Beckham was given the number 10 shirt that had most recently been worn by Mark Hughes. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • 1996: During the 1996–97 season, he became an automatic first-choice player at United helping them to retain the Premier League championship, and being voted PFA Young Player of the Year by his peers. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • August 17, 1996: (the first day of the Premier League season), Beckham became something of a household name when he scored a spectacular goal in a match against Wimbledon. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • August 17, 1996: Indeed, when David Beckham scored his famous goal from the midfield against Wimbledon on 17 August 1996, he did so in boots custom-made for Miller ("CHARLIE" was embroidered on the boots), which had been given to Beckham by mistake. - Charlie Miller, Wikipedia.
    • September 1, 1996: Beckham made his first appearance for the England national football team on 1 September 1996, in a World Cup qualifying match against Moldova. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • May 18, 1997: Eric Cantona retired as a player and left the coveted number 7 shirt free, and with Teddy Sheringham arriving from Tottenham Hotspur as Cantona's successor, Beckham left his number 10 shirt for Sheringham and picked up the number 7 jersey. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • 1997: United started the 1997–98 season well but erratic performances in the second half of the season saw United finish second behind Arsenal. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • 1998: In the 1998–99 season, he was part of the United team that won The Treble of the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League, a unique feat in English football. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • 1999: During his time there, United won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in 1999. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • 1999: During the 1999–2000 season, there was a talk of a transfer to Juventus in Italy, but this never happened. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • 1999: Beckham played centre-midfield in United's FA Cup final win over Newcastle United and for the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final against Bayern Munich, since United's first string centre-midfielders were suspended for the match. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • 1999: Beckham helped United retain the Premier League title in 1999–2000 by an 18-point margin – after being pushed by Arsenal and Leeds United for much of the season, United won their final 11 league games of the season, with Beckham scoring five goals during this fantastic run of form. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • 1999s: Those crucial assists, coupled with great performances over the rest of the season, led to him finishing runner up to Rivaldo for 1999's European Footballer of the Year and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
  • 2000s


    • 2000

      • 2000: The abuse that Beckham was receiving from English supporters peaked during England's 3–2 defeat by Portugal in Euro 2000, a match where Beckham set up two goals, when a group of England supporters taunted him throughout the match. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • 2000: Beckham was given permission to miss training to look after his son Brooklyn, who had gastroenteritis, but Ferguson was furious when Victoria Beckham was photographed at a London Fashion Week event on the same night, claiming that Beckham would have been able to train if Victoria had looked after Brooklyn that day. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • 2000: He was a key player in United's third successive league title in 2000–01 – only the fourth time that any club had achieved three league titles in a row. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • November 15, 2000: Following Kevin Keegan's resignation as England manager in October, Beckham was promoted to team captain by the caretaker manager Peter Taylor, and then kept the role under new manager Sven-Göran Eriksson. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • November 15, 2000: Beckham was captain of England from 15 November 2000[12] until the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals,[13] during which he played 58 times. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.

    • 2001


    • 2002


    • 2003

      • February 15, 2003: His relationship with his manager deteriorated further on 15 February 2003 when, in the changing room following an FA Cup defeat to Arsenal, a furious Alex Ferguson threw[47][48][49][50][51] [52][53] or kicked a boot that struck Beckham over the eye, causing a cut that required stitches. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • 2003: He was Google's most searched of all sports topics in both 2003 and 2004. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • June 13, 2003: He was still a first-choice player for England, however, and he was awarded an OBE for services to football on 13 June 2003. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • 2003: He left Manchester United to sign for Real Madrid in 2003, where he remained for four seasons,[16] clinching the La Liga championship in his final season with the club. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • July 1, 2003: The transfer was completed on 1 July 2003 and made him the third Englishman to play for the club after Laurie Cunningham and Steve McManaman. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.

    • 2004

      • 2004: Beckham played in all of England's matches at Euro 2004, but the tournament was a disappointment for him. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • October 9, 2004: Beckham made more headlines on 9 October 2004 when he admitted intentionally fouling Ben Thatcher in an England match against Wales in order to get himself booked. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.

    • 2005

      • January, 2005: Beckham became a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in January 2005 and was involved in promoting London's successful bid for the 2012 Olympic Games. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • 2005: Real Madrid finished second to Barcelona in the 2005–06 La Liga, albeit with a large 12-point gap, and reached the last sixteen only in the Champions League after losing to Arsenal. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • October, 2005: Beckham's sending off against Austria made him the first ever England captain to be sent off and the first (and only) player to be sent off twice while playing for England. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • December 3, 2005: He was sent off for the third time that season on 3 December 2005 in a league match against Getafe CF. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.

    • 2006

      • 2006: The match was the first time since the 2006 World Cup that Beckham had skippered England and marked a dramatic turnaround for Beckham. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • 2006: In England's opening game at the 2006 World Cup, against Paraguay on 10 June 2006, Beckham's free kick led to an own-goal by Carlos Gamarra as England won 1–0. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • 2006: During the season, Beckham established football academies in Los Angeles, California and East London and he was named a judge for the 2006 British Book Awards. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • June 15, 2006: In England's next match, played against Trinidad and Tobago on 15 June 2006, Beckham's cross in the 83rd minute led to a Peter Crouch goal, which put England into the lead 1–0. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • August 11, 2006: Having stepped down as captain after the World Cup, Beckham was dropped completely from the England national team selected by new coach Steve McClaren on 11 August 2006. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.

    • 2007

      • January 13, 2007: Fabio Capello said that Beckham had played his last game for Real Madrid, although he would continue to train with the team. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • January 11, 2007: It was confirmed on 11 January 2007 that David Beckham would be leaving Real Madrid to join Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • January 11, 2007: Beckham announced that he had signed a five-year deal to play for Los Angeles Galaxy beginning 1 July 2007. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • January, 2007: It was announced that Beckham would leave Real Madrid and sign a five-year contract with Major League Soccer club Los Angeles Galaxy. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • January 10, 2007: After prolonged contract negotiations, Real Madrid's sporting director Predrag Mijatović announced that Beckham would not remain at Real Madrid after the end of the season. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • February 10, 2007: Capello backtracked on that statement and Beckham rejoined the team for their match against Real Sociedad on 10 February 2007 – he scored and Real Madrid won. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • March 7, 2007: In his final UEFA Champions League appearance, Real Madrid were knocked out of the competition (by the away goals rule) on 7 March 2007. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • May 26, 2007: McClaren announced that Beckham would be recalled to the England squad for the first time since stepping down as their captain. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • June 17, 2007: The last day of the La Liga season, Beckham started in his final match for the club, a 3–1 win over RCD Mallorca, which saw them clinch the title from Barcelona. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • 2007: The following day, Beckham's official press conference was held in conjunction with the 2007 MLS SuperDraft. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • 2007: The Family Violence Prevention Fund and UNICEF partnered to develop and distribute an International Coaches Manual that includes quotes and endorsement from stars such as David Beckham, Emmanuel Adebayor, and Thierry Henry. - Family Violence Prevention Fund, Wikipedia.
      • 2007: FVPF and UNICEF joined forces in 2007 to develop a new International Coaches Manual based on concepts from the original Coaching Boys into Men Playbook and includes quotes and endorsement from stars such as David Beckham, Emmanuel Adebayor, and Thierry Henry. - Family Violence Prevention Fund, Wikipedia.
      • July 1, 2007: Beckham's contract with Los Angeles Galaxy became effective on 1 July 2007 and gave him the highest player salary in MLS history. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • July 21, 2007: He debuted for the team on 21 July 2007 in a friendly versus Chelsea at The Home Depot Center,[23] and on 15 August, he had his first start with the team, scoring his first goal in the 2007 SuperLiga semi-final. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • August 22, 2007: Beckham played in a friendly for England against Germany, becoming the first ever to play for England while with a non-European club team. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • November 21, 2007: Beckham earned his 99th cap against Croatia, setting up a goal for Peter Crouch to tie the game at 2–2. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.

    • 2008

      • January 4, 2008: Beckham trained with Arsenal from 4 January 2008 for three weeks, until he returned to the Galaxy for pre-season training. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • January, 2008: The complex is sponsored by the player David Beckham who personally visited Natal in January 2008 to launch the project. - Beckham World of Sport, Wikipedia.
      • March 25, 2008: Capello had hinted on 25 March 2008 that Beckham had a long term future in his side ahead of crucial qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • March 26, 2008: Since then he has continued to represent his country and earned his much-publicised hundredth cap for England against France on 26 March 2008. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • March 20, 2008: Beckham was recalled to the England squad by Capello for the friendly against France in Paris on 26 March. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • May 11, 2008: Capello included an in-form Beckham in his 31 man England squad to face the United States at Wembley Stadium on 28 May before the away fixture with Trinidad and Tobago on 1 June. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • May 24, 2008: The Galaxy defeated the Kansas City Wizards 3–1, giving the Galaxy their first winning record in two years and moving the club into first place in the Western Conference. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • 2008: Beckham's success in the England national team under Fabio Capello led to speculation that he might return to Europe in order to retain match fitness for the World Cup qualifying matches in 2009. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • 2008: In England's next match, a Euro 2008 qualifier against Estonia, Beckham sent two trademark assists for Michael Owen and Peter Crouch, helping England to prevail 3–0. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • 2008: Following the 2–3 loss, England failed to qualify for the Euro 2008 Finals. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • June 1, 2008: In a surprise move, Capello handed Beckham the captaincy for England's friendly against Trinidad and Tobago on 1 June 2008. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • October 30, 2008: Milan announced that Beckham was to join them on loan from 7 January 2009. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.

    • 2009

      • January 11, 2009: Beckham made his Serie A debut for Milan against Roma on 11 January 2009 and played 89 minutes of the 2–2 draw. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • February 11, 2009: Beckham drew level with Bobby Moore's record of 108 caps for an English outfield player, coming on as a substitute for Stewart Downing in a friendly match against Spain. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • March 28, 2009: Beckham surpassed Moore to hold the record outright when he came on as a substitute in a friendly against Slovakia, providing the assist for a goal from Wayne Rooney in the process. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • 2009: He remained a key part of the squad which saw Galaxy win the 2009 Western Conference final after a 2–0 overtime victory over the Houston Dynamo. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • 2009: Despite this and other speculation, Beckham made it clear that the move in no way signaled his intent to leave MLS and announced his intent to return to the Galaxy in time for the start of the 2009 season in March. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • November 22, 2009: In the final on the 22 November 2009, the Galaxy lost to Real Salt Lake by 5–4 in a penalty shoot-out after a 1–1 draw. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
      • November, 2009: It was confirmed that Beckham would return to Milan for a second loan period beginning in January 2010. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
  • 2010s

    • January 6, 2010: Beckham made a winning return in a Milan shirt, playing 75 minutes of a 5–2 victory over Genoa. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • February 16, 2010: Beckham played against Manchester United for the first time since he left the club in 2003. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • March 10, 2010: Beckham then returned to Old Trafford for the second leg of the tie on 10 March 2010; he did not start the match, but was substituted on after 64 minutes to a positive reception from the Manchester United fans. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • March 14, 2010: England captain David Beckham suffers an Achilles tendon injury during a Serie A game for AC Milan (where he is on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy) and is expected to miss this summer's World Cup. - 2009–10 in English football, Wikipedia.
    • March 15, 2010: Doctor Sakari Orava performed surgery on Beckham's tendon in Turku, Finland, on March 15, 2010[94]. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • 2010: The rumours were confirmed on 4 February, when Beckham stated that he was seeking a permanent transfer to Milan, in a bid to sustain his England career through the 2010 World Cup. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.
    • 2010: During the 2010 World Cup Qualifier against Belarus in which England won 3–1 in Minsk, Beckham came off the bench in the 87th minute to earn his 107th cap making him England's 3rd highest capped player in history, over-taking Bobby Charlton in the process. - David Beckham, Wikipedia.






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